KSA opens consultation for policy rules on information sharing

The Netherlands' gaming regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has opened a consultation regarding its policy rules on licence holders' obligation to provide information.


The policy rules have been published in anticipation of the online gaming market going live in the Netherlands in October, in an attempt to give clarity to prospective licence holders.

Licence holders will be obliged to to report any relevant changes in behavior or events to the KSA board of directors as soon as possible.

Operators have until 13 August to make known any queries they have regarding the policy rules. They have been told to do so via the KSA website, and have been advised that the regulator will not respond substantively to individual responses.

Changes deemed as relevant are wide ranging, starting with any changes to primary licence holders and any legal issues such as criminal convictions, settlements or tax fines. Any changes to the payment method between player and operator also need to be reported.

Changes from the national self-exclusion system Centraal Register Uitsluiting Kansspelen (CRUKS) should also be disclosed to the regulator.

Any potential licence holders had until 15 April to submit their applications ahead of the October launch - the KSA ended up receiving 28 applications in total, although it anticipated granting up to 35 licences.